Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2020
January 28-February 2, 2020, Bangkok, Thailand
The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) is an annual international conference focusing on policy-related health issues. The PMAC 2020 is co-hosted by the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, the Thai Ministry of Public Health, Mahidol University, the World Health Organization, The World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Children's Fund, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, United States Agency for International Development, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency, China Medical Board, The Rockefeller Foundation, Chatham House, with support from other key related partners. The Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 28 January – 2 February 2020. The theme of the conference is “Accelerating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage”.
Chagas ECHO: Chagas at the Primary Care Level
January 29, 2020, Online, 1 PM EST
Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) uses teleconference technology to connect health professionals to a multi-disciplinary team of experts to share knowledge and build community capacity to delivery best-practice care. Learning objectives include: provide education about screening and diagnosis of Chagas disease; assist with improving surveillance for both acute and chronic Chagas diseasel and disseminate lessons learned via case studies and expert understanding of Chagas disease to reach clinicians in underserved areas.
"Elimination Game" at Science Museum Lates
January 29, 2020, London, UK
Everyone attending the Science Museum Lates event will be able to try their hand at our Elimination Game – a coconut shy-style game where you can physically ‘eliminate’ neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Visitors will also be able to take home an artistic photo of their eye taken by creative agency EYECONART. The theme of this month’s Late is ‘Medicine’ to celebrate the opening of the museum’s Medicine: Wellcome Galleries, where you can also see the work of Sightsavers surgeon Samson Lokele. The event will represent some of our NTD programme work funded by UK aid.
World NTD Day
January 30, 2020
Join us to kick off a decisive year in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Together, we’ll celebrate hard-earned progress in the face of enormous challenges and take action to #BeatNTDs: For good. For all.
Understanding the Gender Dimensions of Neglected Tropical Diseases
January 30, 2020, 8 AM EST
Our international panel will discuss the importance of sex, gender and their intersection with other social determinants of health in tackling NTDs, meeting the goals of the WHO Roadmap on Neglected Tropical Diseases 2012–2020, enhancing access and delivery of health interventions and contributing towards the attainment of universal health coverage and the SDGs.
January 30, 2020, 10 AM EST
On behalf of FHI 360 and USAID’s Act to End NTDs | East and Act to End NTDs | West programs, we excited to invite you to join us for a Twitter chat to raise awareness about NTDs on the first-ever World NTD Day.
BeatNTDs: Celebrating World NTD Day
January 30, 2020, Decatur, GA
For more than 30 years, The Task Force for Global Health has worked on the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) which are a group of ancient diseases that threaten 1.6 billion people living in the poorest and most marginalized communities worldwide. What sets NTDs apart is the way they blind, disable, or disfigure people, taking away not only their health, but also their chances of staying in school, earning a living, or even being accepted by their family or community. Learn more about these discriminating diseases by joining us for a panel discussion with global health practitioners from The Carter Center, RTI International, and The Task Force for Global Health on why they are passionate and dedicated to beating NTDs and why you should be too.
Funding Global Health R&D: What's next to meet public health needs?
January 30, 2020, Brussels, Belgium
Research and innovation have an essential role in bridging the health inequality gaps worldwide. While funding for research in neglected diseases is going up, available public and private funds are limited and need to be invested in a way that best answers global public health needs. At a time of change for the European Union, from the start of a new legislature to the negotiations of a new multi-annual financial framework, this POLITICO event will look into trends in global health financing and where the opportunities and gaps lie to meet global public health needs.
Topics in Infection 2020
January 31, 2020, London, UK
With our partners Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Public Health England, RSTMH is honoured to host this important event that has been bringing together microbiologists, consultants in infectious disease, infection control nurses and biomedical and clinical scientists for 45 years. Hear updates on recent “hot topics” in all aspects of infectious diseases and network with colleagues at our drinks reception.
73rd World Health Assembly Executive Board
February 3-8, 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
The Executive Board is composed of 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms. The annual Board meeting is held in January when the members agree upon the agenda for the World Health Assembly and the resolutions to be considered by the Health Assembly.
Expert consultation to finalize WHO methods and operating procedures for aircraft disinsection
February 19-21, 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
The meeting will recommend and develop guidance on the methods and operating procedures for aircraft disinsection. Requirements of International Health Regulations (2005) include several provisions for vector control measures, including disinsection relating to aircraft and other conveyances, as well as measures to maintain airports free from sources of infection.
NTD Supply Chain Forum
February 25-26, 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
The Supply Chain Forum is held to discuss outstanding issues and challenges related to supply chain management of donated preventive medicines for five of the neglected tropical diseases and proposes solutions and outlines actionable items. The forum is also an opportunity for implementing partners to share experience, best practices and update progress made in each area of focus by the different partners in the supply chain management.
CSW64 / Beijing+25 (2020)
March 9-20, 2020, New York, NY
In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). A five-year milestone will be reached towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 2020 is therefore a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere.
Communication, Coordination and Collaboration Meeting
March 10-12, 2020, Istanbul, Turkey
Annual institutional meeting between WHO and donors of medicines (albendazole, mebendazole, DEC, Triclabendazole). The main aim is to discuss progress as outlines in the various memorandums of understanding signed with donors and to discuss problems, bottlenecks and objectives.
Global Leishmaniasis Programme review meeting
February 27-28, 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
Discussions will include a review of leishmaniasis surveillance, from the health facility to the national, regional and global level and actions needed to improve surveillance, data sharing, analysis and dissemination in a timely manner. Participants will also deliberate access to health products (diagnostic tests and medicines) and the categorization for endemicity levels globally and/or per eco-epidemiological region.
Research Ideas Showcase, India
March 11-18, 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
This meeting is designed specifically for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and recent graduates to present their ideas for research in tropical medicine and global health to peers and senior experts. Researchers, professionals, scientists and others who are studying or have completed studies in the last three years in subjects aligned to tropical medicine or global health are invited to apply for the opportunity to present their ideas.
24th Review Meeting of National Dracunculiasis Eradication Programmes
March 15-17, 2020, Atlanta, GA
The aim of the meeting - co-organized by WHO, The Carter Centre and UNICEF - is to review progress made during 2019 and prepare a plan of action for 2020 focusing on the need to intensify the interruption of guinea-worm disease transmission and strengthen surveillance in the now guinea-worm disease free areas.
World Health Summit Regional Meeting
April 27-28, 2020, Kampala, Uganda
The central topics of the Regional Meeting 2020 are in line with the African journey towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and achieving universal health coverage. We invite academic institutions, companies, foundations, and other organizations to get involved. If you wish to contribute and become a partner of the Regional Meeting, please get in touch to discuss the opportunites.
Beijing +25 Mexico Forum
May 7-8, 2020, Mexico City, Mexico
The Generation Equality Forum will call for urgent action on achieving equality, demanding equal economic and social opportunities for women while calling for an end to all forms of violence against women and girls.
73rd World Health Assembly
May 17-20, 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.
June 2020, Kigali, Rwanda
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is a pivotal agenda-setting and decision-making space for the diverse community of 53 Commonwealth countries. With varying economic statuses and vast oceans between them, our leaders meet every two years to explore how they can pool their resources and innovations to transform joint challenges into exciting opportunities. In June 2020, Rwanda will host the meeting. Connected by similar traditions, language, governance and legal structures, presidents, prime ministers and monarchs, from Africa, the Caribbean and Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, will travel to Kigali to reaffirm their common values and agree actions and policies to improve the lives of all their citizens.
Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
June 25 2020, Kigali, Rwanda
Based on the Commonwealth 2018-2023 Malaria Commitment, the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), a renewed World Health Organization (WHO) roadmap on NTDs and thanks to the leadership of President Kagame and Heads of Government from many countries, there is an opportunity to focus global attention and accelerate action towards ending these preventable and treatable diseases at the time of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda.
NTD NGO Network Annual Meeting
September 8-10, 2020, Kathmandu, Nepal
2020 will be an important year: celebrating the success and embracing the new NTD Roadmap from the World Health Organization. Please get your stories ready and join the celebration!
75th Session of the UN General Assembly
September 15-30, 2020, New York, NY
All 193 Member States of the Organization are represented in the General Assembly - one of the six main organs of the UN - to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations, such as development, peace and security, international law, etc. Every year in September, all the Members meet in this unique forum at Headquarters in New York for the General Assembly session.
11th IAPB General Assembly
October 12-14, 2020, Singapore
The General Assembly will mark the end of the VISION 2020: The Right to Sight period. It will present a great opportunity to take stock, celebrate successes and make plans for the future. A key focus will be on the WHO’s World Report on Vision and its framework for the future. The event will have three co-chairs leading on three streams: “Excellence”, “Eye Health in the West Pacific” and “Sustainability”.
Expo 2020 Dubai: Global Best Practice Programme
October 20 2020 - April 10, 2021
Expo 2020 Dubai’s platform to showcase projects that have provided tangible solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. It will highlight simple but effective initiatives, which localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and can be adapted, replicated, and scaled to achieve an enhanced global impact.
World Health Summit
October 25-27, 2020, Berlin, Germany
The World Health Summit is one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health. Held annually in Berlin, it brings together leaders from politics, science and medicine, the private sector, and civil society to set the agenda for a healthier future. 300 speakers and 2,500 participants from 100 countries take part.